Corpus ID: 151628305

Shanghai: China's Gateway to Modernity

  title={Shanghai: China's Gateway to Modernity},
  author={J. Wasserstrom},
  journal={China perspectives},
Marie-Claire Bergere Shanghai: China's Gateway to Modernity, translated by Janet Lloyd, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2009, 520 pages.2008 was unquestionably Beijing's year, in terms of both spectacle and publishing. That was when, of course, the city hosted China's first Olympics, an extravaganza that began with a big-budget Open- ing Ceremony that focused largely on historical themes but was held in one of the state-of-the-art new stadiums that have helped make parts of the capital… Expand